Category Archives: North America

The ABCs of healthy bees

National expert offers advice to help beekeepers revive their hives Read more

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Ontario museum searching for answers in mysterious death of 20,000 bees

Officials at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum are investigating the sudden death of thousands of bees in a glass-enclosed beehive exhibit. Read more

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Scandinavian Sweep At Bocuse d’Or, Team USA Uses White House Honey

Food writer Josh Stein, live-tweeting from the competition, revealed that in addition to receiving a good-luck letter from President Obama, Team USA featured honey from the White House in their meat dish. Read more

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New research on honeybee illness

Ecologist Colin Henderson co-authored a study that may have identified the cause of the honeybee illness that has plagued U.S. bees since 2006. Henderson, 59, is an associate professor of biology at the University of Montana. He and colleagues there … Continue reading

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Bees Know More than Beekeepers: Getting The Best From Your Bees, Published by Outskirts Press

Press release: Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Getting The Best From Your Bees by David MacFawn and Chris Slade. The authors’ most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the crafts and hobbies reference category and … Continue reading

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USDA Finds Bayer Pesticide Harmful to Honeybees

According to a report by Mike McCarthy, environment editor of the U.K.-based Independent, the lead researcher at the USDA’s very own Bee Research Laboratory completed research two years ago suggesting that even extremely low levels of exposure to neonicotinoids makes … Continue reading

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Beekeeping conference held in USA

Galveston — Declining honeybee populations highlighted discussions at the 2011 North American Beekeeping Conference in Galveston. Read more

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The industry is reporting major losses that could affect agriculture

A number of beekeepers are mad as hornets about what they view as the lack of federal and state support to prevent major losses in their industry — one that supports honey production in Hawaii and provides a large number … Continue reading

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Importer of illegal honey gets 18 months in prison

In a case that highlighted the practice of so-called honey laundering of adulterated and sometimes even antibiotic-tainted imported honey, the former president of a Chinese honey company was sentenced today to 18 months in federal prison. Read more

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Man talked of honeybees, then shot and killed 1, injured others, police say

A man police described as mentally unstable randomly struck up conversations about honeybees and plywood with complete strangers before opening fire, wounding two people in Illinois and Indiana and killing a 45-year-old man whose body remains inside a boarded-up home … Continue reading

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